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Microsoft Outlook: Secure email, calendars & files

Microsoft Outlook: Secure email, calendars & files

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Connect & protect your inbox, schedules and contacts. Easily organized together.

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  • img Expert
    1. Do more with less! Outlook for mobile devices gives you full access to Microsoft's office tools on the go
    2. Compatible with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com (including Hotmail and MSN), Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and iCloud
    3. Bring all the mobile apps you love under the Outlook umbrella: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Evernote, Trello, Slack, and more

    Reviewed by Kaylin on February 18, 2019

  • Adequate product Sep 13, 2021

    By outlookismediocre
    In looking through other reviews, I noticed several, many, reviews that stated how bad the product was but that showed 5 star ratings. ????? It is frustrating to sit and wait several seconds to have my inbox loaded each time I select outlook on iOS. I have reviewed settings and see no correction for that. Am I downloading messages online each time data wise? When moving a message from inbox, it would be nice to have predictive folders shown as on the desktop. I have three major folders that get a lot of messages and it is a frustration to scroll all over each time. My spouse uses Apple Calendar on her phone and we have trouble she invites me on an appointment. I have tried to clear that up but can’t. I would prefer the calendar app to be separate from the email to use in separate windows. Handling and setting up groups for emails is frustrating on all platforms. As I am now retired, I have no great operational demands that Mail can’t handle so I might just go back to that. Dropping MS Office would certainly save some money. The app is not “Bad”, just adequate. Certainly, it is no joy to use but does not cause too much pain-except for that one group of about ten days of email that was lost. Never found those suckers. 🚀 Update: 9/13 Still simply adequate. I have approached my host to find out if I can move all mail from outlook to Mail.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Amanda C. Roland
    This app does everything I need, and then some! I have my 3 emails, and with the settings I can even do different notification sounds for them individually, which is very helpful at work. It also connects my documents, contacts, calendar, and more from all my accounts, everything from my Google One to my Microsoft 365°! Managing them is a cinch, and the walkthroughs are very helpful as well. Thank you Microsoft!
  • for school or work whatever it’s worth downloading Nov 3, 2020

    By What is Life!
    I use it for school I have an outlook account that I sign into and without logging into my computer I can take outlook wherever and whenever. Their are downfalls using this app and one of them is........that if you have a signature that you put in some emails and others you don’t there is no way to put a signature in your email in Outlook app which I don’t mind but then again I thought all your capabilities that you have online or app on computer you would have in the app for your phone. Another downfall I think is that you can’t say a email is “low important or high importance” I again for me that’s not super important but it would be nice to have on the app for your phone. There are plenty other things you can’t do on the app for your mobile device but you can do on the desktop app for your computer or laptop or pc. Other than, I like using the app and reading emails that come in without running to my computer to reply or even just read a single message I can be away from my computer and use my phone while I’m on the go doing other things that are little more important than sitting at home waiting for a email to come in thinking that’s the only way I can respond and receive messages from Outlook.
  • I weep for everyone who has to use his on iOS. Sep 1, 2019

    By felicidades79
    This is the worst app that I have on my phone. Typically I don’t keep apps that I absolutely hate, but since I have no alternative to using this horrible thing, I haven’t removed it. This pathetic thing has caused problems for me professionally. It takes less time for me to boot up the computer and check my calendar and then it does for me to even make my calendar showing this out. Hoping out an email literally takes as long as it would to write a letter and put it in the mail. Smoke signals will be better than this app. I can’t even open my calendar to understand what kind of meetings I have for the day because this app loads every single calendar I have shared to me and freezes every time I click a button. This is horrible. Don’t know why Microsoft insists upon upgrading things to be absolutely terrible. Even more I can’t understand why the entire professional world forces everyone to use Outlook. Gross. Even worse, it’s been out for a year already and you’ve done nothing to fix it, it’s gotten worse if anything. I’d be fired if I was this bad at my job.
  • Sep 14, 2021

    By Orchid Braid
    It's not a bad app for the most part, but it has a weird habit of signing me out multiple times a day and asking me to re-sign in. Don't really mind that too much; figured it was a security measure. But the signing in window glitches out half the time. It opens and closes without actually asking for my password and then asks again that I sign in, then glitches again, then asks again minutes later. It'll spend HOURS doing that sometimes and it delays when I can actually access new emails.
  • Very simple email app Aug 8, 2020

    By nammai25
    I have used numerous email applications in the past, but Outlook really is the best of them all, period. There are a lot of features here that I can’t fathom in either Gmail or Yahoo Mail, such as calendar integration, syncing with multiple devices (including computers), and a simple user interface. While I heavily use Gmail on a day-to-day basis, I think that Microsoft really pays off when it comes to this functional app. I don’t want to screw Redmond if they have missed anything worthwhile or important, but I am happy with the work that the Outlook team has put into it. In conclusion, please download this app if you can, and enjoy a simple, refreshing email experience. (The only flaw I have encountered so far? Well, as far as I can tell you, there have been a lack of features from the web app of Outlook, and you have to sign in there to access them. Only the mobile app has several features. But, otherwise, as I have said, I am content with that.)
  • User friendliness and efficiency needs improvement Oct 13, 2019

    By ritzoni
    So when you use gmail you can do a search and it will bring up emails specifically from the word you searched. For example, if you search for Apple Pay it will pull up emails from Apple Pay first. If you do the same search in outlook it will give you all emails that include those words as the sender, subject, mention, etc. This means you have to navigate through a list of unimportant emails to get to the one you want if you don’t give up in utter disappointment in the process. If that’s not frustrating enough when you write an email and it goes past a certain line you better hope you can type really well because you won’t be able to see past that line. I would have to stop scroll up and check the sentence, correct it blindly because it toggles back down where it can’t be seen and continue typing. So I started writing in other apps like gmail and forwarding it to outlook or doing a copy paste and forwarding it to my recipient if it was a longer message. That is not how I want to send my emails but outlook hasn’t seemed to be able to figure out how to make it work. Thus I have several apps for emails. Ugh
  • Top iPad and iPhone email app. Rated 4 because you can’t drag and drop attachments Sep 3, 2021

    By Jorge Antonio O
    This is likely the best or at least the top 3 mail apps for iOS. Swipe actions are customizable and immediate which means you don’t have to swipe and click; you just swipe and the action is completed. The app gives you a few seconds to undo if you swiped by mistake. Unique to Outlook’s email app is that you can accept or decline etc. an invitation and choose to send a response or not the same you would be able to on the desktop version of outlook. It also auto-deletes the invite once you complete the acceptance action which is a more efficient way to manage your invitations. One last great feature for those of us that use keyboards with iPads; the shortcuts are a lot more intuitive and simpler than the Apple Mail app shortcuts. The only reason I gave it a 4 star is that you can’t drag and drop attachments from the emails into side-by-side apps or a side-by-side outlook new email that you are composing to someone else where you want to send selected attachments from a received email. This feature would make it a 5 star app!
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By The Virtual Graduate Assistant
    The app in general is fantastic; there is one major problem I have concerning emails not in my list of contacts. There are several emails that are either incorrect or are similar that auto correct in outbound emails. I want to know how to delete unwanted or no longer valid email addresses from my cue and the address book auto fill memory.
  • Adequate product Sep 13, 2021

    By outlookismediocre
    In looking through other reviews, I noticed several, many, reviews that stated how bad the product was but that showed 5 star ratings. ????? It is frustrating to sit and wait several seconds to have my inbox loaded each time I select outlook on iOS. I have reviewed settings and see no correction for that. Am I downloading messages online each time data wise? When moving a message from inbox, it would be nice to have predictive folders shown as on the desktop. I have three major folders that get a lot of messages and it is a frustration to scroll all over each time. My spouse uses Apple Calendar on her phone and we have trouble she invites me on an appointment. I have tried to clear that up but can’t. I would prefer the calendar app to be separate from the email to use in separate windows. Handling and setting up groups for emails is frustrating on all platforms. As I am now retired, I have no great operational demands that Mail can’t handle so I might just go back to that. Dropping MS Office would certainly save some money. The app is not “Bad”, just adequate. Certainly, it is no joy to use but does not cause too much pain-except for that one group of about ten days of email that was lost. Never found those suckers. 🚀 Update: 9/13 Still simply adequate. I have approached my host to find out if I can move all mail from outlook to Mail.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Amanda C. Roland
    This app does everything I need, and then some! I have my 3 emails, and with the settings I can even do different notification sounds for them individually, which is very helpful at work. It also connects my documents, contacts, calendar, and more from all my accounts, everything from my Google One to my Microsoft 365°! Managing them is a cinch, and the walkthroughs are very helpful as well. Thank you Microsoft!
  • for school or work whatever it’s worth downloading Nov 3, 2020

    By What is Life!
    I use it for school I have an outlook account that I sign into and without logging into my computer I can take outlook wherever and whenever. Their are downfalls using this app and one of them is........that if you have a signature that you put in some emails and others you don’t there is no way to put a signature in your email in Outlook app which I don’t mind but then again I thought all your capabilities that you have online or app on computer you would have in the app for your phone. Another downfall I think is that you can’t say a email is “low important or high importance” I again for me that’s not super important but it would be nice to have on the app for your phone. There are plenty other things you can’t do on the app for your mobile device but you can do on the desktop app for your computer or laptop or pc. Other than, I like using the app and reading emails that come in without running to my computer to reply or even just read a single message I can be away from my computer and use my phone while I’m on the go doing other things that are little more important than sitting at home waiting for a email to come in thinking that’s the only way I can respond and receive messages from Outlook.
  • I weep for everyone who has to use his on iOS. Sep 1, 2019

    By felicidades79
    This is the worst app that I have on my phone. Typically I don’t keep apps that I absolutely hate, but since I have no alternative to using this horrible thing, I haven’t removed it. This pathetic thing has caused problems for me professionally. It takes less time for me to boot up the computer and check my calendar and then it does for me to even make my calendar showing this out. Hoping out an email literally takes as long as it would to write a letter and put it in the mail. Smoke signals will be better than this app. I can’t even open my calendar to understand what kind of meetings I have for the day because this app loads every single calendar I have shared to me and freezes every time I click a button. This is horrible. Don’t know why Microsoft insists upon upgrading things to be absolutely terrible. Even more I can’t understand why the entire professional world forces everyone to use Outlook. Gross. Even worse, it’s been out for a year already and you’ve done nothing to fix it, it’s gotten worse if anything. I’d be fired if I was this bad at my job.
  • Sep 14, 2021

    By Orchid Braid
    It's not a bad app for the most part, but it has a weird habit of signing me out multiple times a day and asking me to re-sign in. Don't really mind that too much; figured it was a security measure. But the signing in window glitches out half the time. It opens and closes without actually asking for my password and then asks again that I sign in, then glitches again, then asks again minutes later. It'll spend HOURS doing that sometimes and it delays when I can actually access new emails.
  • Very simple email app Aug 8, 2020

    By nammai25
    I have used numerous email applications in the past, but Outlook really is the best of them all, period. There are a lot of features here that I can’t fathom in either Gmail or Yahoo Mail, such as calendar integration, syncing with multiple devices (including computers), and a simple user interface. While I heavily use Gmail on a day-to-day basis, I think that Microsoft really pays off when it comes to this functional app. I don’t want to screw Redmond if they have missed anything worthwhile or important, but I am happy with the work that the Outlook team has put into it. In conclusion, please download this app if you can, and enjoy a simple, refreshing email experience. (The only flaw I have encountered so far? Well, as far as I can tell you, there have been a lack of features from the web app of Outlook, and you have to sign in there to access them. Only the mobile app has several features. But, otherwise, as I have said, I am content with that.)
  • User friendliness and efficiency needs improvement Oct 13, 2019

    By ritzoni
    So when you use gmail you can do a search and it will bring up emails specifically from the word you searched. For example, if you search for Apple Pay it will pull up emails from Apple Pay first. If you do the same search in outlook it will give you all emails that include those words as the sender, subject, mention, etc. This means you have to navigate through a list of unimportant emails to get to the one you want if you don’t give up in utter disappointment in the process. If that’s not frustrating enough when you write an email and it goes past a certain line you better hope you can type really well because you won’t be able to see past that line. I would have to stop scroll up and check the sentence, correct it blindly because it toggles back down where it can’t be seen and continue typing. So I started writing in other apps like gmail and forwarding it to outlook or doing a copy paste and forwarding it to my recipient if it was a longer message. That is not how I want to send my emails but outlook hasn’t seemed to be able to figure out how to make it work. Thus I have several apps for emails. Ugh
  • Top iPad and iPhone email app. Rated 4 because you can’t drag and drop attachments Sep 3, 2021

    By Jorge Antonio O
    This is likely the best or at least the top 3 mail apps for iOS. Swipe actions are customizable and immediate which means you don’t have to swipe and click; you just swipe and the action is completed. The app gives you a few seconds to undo if you swiped by mistake. Unique to Outlook’s email app is that you can accept or decline etc. an invitation and choose to send a response or not the same you would be able to on the desktop version of outlook. It also auto-deletes the invite once you complete the acceptance action which is a more efficient way to manage your invitations. One last great feature for those of us that use keyboards with iPads; the shortcuts are a lot more intuitive and simpler than the Apple Mail app shortcuts. The only reason I gave it a 4 star is that you can’t drag and drop attachments from the emails into side-by-side apps or a side-by-side outlook new email that you are composing to someone else where you want to send selected attachments from a received email. This feature would make it a 5 star app!
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By The Virtual Graduate Assistant
    The app in general is fantastic; there is one major problem I have concerning emails not in my list of contacts. There are several emails that are either incorrect or are similar that auto correct in outbound emails. I want to know how to delete unwanted or no longer valid email addresses from my cue and the address book auto fill memory.
  • The App is Ok Aug 1, 2019

    By Bethdoodle
    The app has worked great since I got it last year, especially for school. But recently it’s stopped sending me notifications for some emails which has caused me to miss several emails and dead-lines. It’s too late for me at this point so please fix this issue. I don’t know if it’s because I had 2 inboxes from 2 different school emails or what, but this problem has caused me a lot of stress and I’d prefer it not happen in the future. Edit: The issue that I believed was originally occurring is not the only one. It appears the reason I am not getting notifications for emails is because these emails aren’t appearing in my inbox until days later. For example, several emails I received on the 30th of July did not appear in my inbox until today. I did not get any notifications for any emails on that 30th. This is really frustrating because I’ve received emails from university faculty who have been sending and requesting information and it is really creating a huge hassle for me and causing more stress than is needed. Maybe this is something I need to talk to my school about? If it is please let me know.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Marsha Mervyn
    Was good long ago, then I realized that from mid this year I will get a notification that an email was received but when I go to the inbox it's not there. Comes in hours or days later. Then I uninstalled it and cannot reinstall, says error loading. So thank goodness for my tablet, I can access my mail there,but not on my phone.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Graham Foster
    Finding unread emails is a pain in the a$$e. The desktop app has a search which identifies new/unread emails in one place. The mobile app requires you to look through all your folders to find them manually. There's an option to view the read/unread emails in the folder itself, but the problem is you still need to look in EVERY folder to find your new/unread emails. This has been highlighted to Microsoft numerous times over several years by numerous people but ABSOLUTELY NOTHING has been done!?
  • I Hate This App Aug 31, 2021

    By Shots1229
    I was recently forced to switch over to the Outlook app from the native Apple Mail app by my office. Couldn’t be more disappointed. First, despite the fact that everything is set up to push new data, I will regularly open the app to watch a dozen or so new emails load right before my eyes. No notifications, no indication that I received new emails, nothing. And sometimes this can be a dozen or more emails at a time and from a half hour ago or more. Very frustrating. Then there’s the issue of the default email font, which is basically the most unpleasant looking and unprofessional font that could have been chosen, that cannot be changed. Next we have the calendar, which is the least intuitive layout I can imagine. I can never tell when I have things scheduled for any particular day, because it’s just a garbled mess. The layout in Apple’s Calendar app is much, much, much better. And adding items to the calendar is equally frustrating. Adding attachments to emails is always a fun little adventure, as you never know where or how it’s going to add them to the email. The whole point of being able to access email on your phone is that it’s supposed to be quick and convenient, and this app if far from either of those things. Honestly, I’m not even sure it’s worth improving this app, it would probably be better to scrap it and start all over. Save some time in the process and just copy Apple’s apps.
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Pavel Glazkov
    The application works well. Maybe a little slow, but works My review is to the Outlook in general The search works "so-so". If you write for example the domain name from the email address it can be found, but mostly no And every time I open my laptop after several hours, I receive a message with "unusual sign-in activity". I wrote a plenty messages to help, but their goal is to write answers but not to solve the question Choose another mail provider if you can... P.S. I have a paid subscription
  • Disjointed Functionality Jul 23, 2020

    By Phanoteus
    It seems that Outlook routinely "forgets" your mail accounts, even when using Microsoft's own Exchange-based accounts (Outlook, Hotmail). Why is this? Why does Outlook have to refresh all of your mail locally almost every time you open it? There will even be a numerical badge indicating unread messages, but when you open Outlook, you will be notified that Outlook has "found" accounts on your system (accounts that you have, of course, already added to Outlook) and you will be prompted to add these accounts again. The standard Apple iOS Mail app actually seems to manage Microsoft's own mail accounts better than Microsoft's email app. How can this be? Is Apple doing sometime here to hobble non-Apple email apps (as they do with non-Apple mobile browsers) or has Microsoft not been able to figure out how to develop native iOS applications? I'm inclined to think it's the latter, because other non-Apple email apps do seem to be able to retain email account continuity. It's a shortcoming only for the Outlook email client. I keep trying to use Outlook as a mobile email client for my Microsoft email accounts and I always end up uninstalling it and reverting to the Apple app or some other third-part email app. It's a shame, really. Google's Mail app works pretty well for Gmail. Microsoft's Outlook app doesn't work well for Microsoft email. What's going on here?
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Roger Johnson
    I love Outlook for my phone and PC, however the app is very glitchy on Chromebook, which is designed to run android apps. The app will not let me view individual accounts, but instead defaults to all accounts. I can view all emails from their for all accounts, but when sending mail, I have to remember to choose which aacount to send from. It also forces me to scan through all my emails just to find the emails from work, thus mixing them all together.
  • Sep 8, 2021

    By Ilan Cohn
    I have two accounts on my Outlook app (personal and professional). One of the two after some days or weeks stops working in that no new e-mails are added. I then delete the account and/or the app and download it once more. Most of the time i cannot add the second account (error message appears). This proces keeps repeating itself.
  • I'd give zero stars if I could Aug 24, 2021

    By All ears listener
    I dislike everything about this app. Sadly I have to use it for work. My biggest annoyance perhaps, is this: I see an alert in my iPhone notification center that there's a new email; I tap it; I wait about 10 seconds while the app opens. Finally, I see my inbox. Top of the list, there's the last email I've already read. But the new one––for which I just saw an alert––that's nowhere to be found! So I pull down, to refresh. Sometimes it refreshes to exactly what it just was, with no new message showing. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ONE I JUST SAW? When I've already read the first line of the message in the preview, at my notifications center! Where did it go? The app has obviously already LOADED the new message, if I've already read part of it! So why won't it show in my inbox? Sometimes, after I've refreshed, a few times, it will load, and then I can view the whole thing. But sometimes I have to close and re-open the app several times. And other times I have to go elsewhere and read my new message at a computer; it'll only show in my phone, hopefully within in the next day or so. AGAIN, I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT ISN'T VISIBLE IN MY INBOX FROM THE MOMENT I'VE OPENED THE APP! YOU'VE ALREADY SHOWN A PREVIEW IN MY NOTIFICATIONS CENTER, SO WHY DO I HAVE TO WAIT EVEN 10 SECONDS TO LOAD A NEW MESSAGE, LET ALONE A WHOLE DAY???
  • Aug 27, 2021

    By A Taner
    I have been using Outlook on Android for years for my Hotmail account. I have been happy with stability, speed and UX overall. However, recently (last few months) with the latest versions, things are not working as well. For instance, when I click on an email in Inbox, it display the header but not the content of the email. Trying it a few times eventually displays the email content. I see Microsoft pushing several updates during the last couple of months but this issue is still not fixed.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Jay Zaal
    Major annoying glitches. 1. does not always delete messages or move to folder (which is annoyong when you mass select & delete from inbox) - it either keeps them there or reloads them. a restart fixes most of the time, but still wastes my time! 2. asks for password confirmation too often. 3. only loads part messages for about 50% of image-based--have to turn phone sizeways to scroll down. this is extremely frustrating, as i prefer locked vertical screen and horizontal viewing is inconsistent!!

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  • img Expert
    1. Do more with less! Outlook for mobile devices gives you full access to Microsoft's office tools on the go
    2. Compatible with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com (including Hotmail and MSN), Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and iCloud
    3. Bring all the mobile apps you love under the Outlook umbrella: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Evernote, Trello, Slack, and more

    Reviewed by Kaylin on February 18, 2019

  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Amanda C. Roland
    This app does everything I need, and then some! I have my 3 emails, and with the settings I can even do different notification sounds for them individually, which is very helpful at work. It also connects my documents, contacts, calendar, and more from all my accounts, everything from my Google One to my Microsoft 365°! Managing them is a cinch, and the walkthroughs are very helpful as well. Thank you Microsoft!
  • I weep for everyone who has to use his on iOS. Sep 1, 2019

    By felicidades79
    This is the worst app that I have on my phone. Typically I don’t keep apps that I absolutely hate, but since I have no alternative to using this horrible thing, I haven’t removed it. This pathetic thing has caused problems for me professionally. It takes less time for me to boot up the computer and check my calendar and then it does for me to even make my calendar showing this out. Hoping out an email literally takes as long as it would to write a letter and put it in the mail. Smoke signals will be better than this app. I can’t even open my calendar to understand what kind of meetings I have for the day because this app loads every single calendar I have shared to me and freezes every time I click a button. This is horrible. Don’t know why Microsoft insists upon upgrading things to be absolutely terrible. Even more I can’t understand why the entire professional world forces everyone to use Outlook. Gross. Even worse, it’s been out for a year already and you’ve done nothing to fix it, it’s gotten worse if anything. I’d be fired if I was this bad at my job.
  • Very simple email app Aug 8, 2020

    By nammai25
    I have used numerous email applications in the past, but Outlook really is the best of them all, period. There are a lot of features here that I can’t fathom in either Gmail or Yahoo Mail, such as calendar integration, syncing with multiple devices (including computers), and a simple user interface. While I heavily use Gmail on a day-to-day basis, I think that Microsoft really pays off when it comes to this functional app. I don’t want to screw Redmond if they have missed anything worthwhile or important, but I am happy with the work that the Outlook team has put into it. In conclusion, please download this app if you can, and enjoy a simple, refreshing email experience. (The only flaw I have encountered so far? Well, as far as I can tell you, there have been a lack of features from the web app of Outlook, and you have to sign in there to access them. Only the mobile app has several features. But, otherwise, as I have said, I am content with that.)
  • What was wrong w a chronological inbox? Jan 11, 2021

    By JackH959
    Hi - Ive recently noticed emails “missing” from my inbox, which is a result of an update, apparently. Rather than having multiple emails from the same sender visible, they are all condensed into one, despite “organization by thread” turned off. Unless I want to reply back to the latest email, finding a previous email can be a chore, as the emails “organized” within this thread that apparently isnt a “thread” arent always in chronological order. Sometimes newer emails are at the top, sometimes at the bottom, and clicking on the “...” is always required to scroll the conversation to figure out if im looking at the correct message. It’s a total waste of time and I cant see any reason why anyone would want to have to go through this effort to find 1 email, when the previous method involved just scrolling and opening it. I strongly dislike this “improvement” and wish I could revert to a previous version of this app.
  • for school or work whatever it’s worth downloading Nov 3, 2020

    By What is Life!
    I use it for school I have an outlook account that I sign into and without logging into my computer I can take outlook wherever and whenever. Their are downfalls using this app and one of them is........that if you have a signature that you put in some emails and others you don’t there is no way to put a signature in your email in Outlook app which I don’t mind but then again I thought all your capabilities that you have online or app on computer you would have in the app for your phone. Another downfall I think is that you can’t say a email is “low important or high importance” I again for me that’s not super important but it would be nice to have on the app for your phone. There are plenty other things you can’t do on the app for your mobile device but you can do on the desktop app for your computer or laptop or pc. Other than, I like using the app and reading emails that come in without running to my computer to reply or even just read a single message I can be away from my computer and use my phone while I’m on the go doing other things that are little more important than sitting at home waiting for a email to come in thinking that’s the only way I can respond and receive messages from Outlook.
  • Top iPad and iPhone email app. Rated 4 because you can’t drag and drop attachments Sep 3, 2021

    By Jorge Antonio O
    This is likely the best or at least the top 3 mail apps for iOS. Swipe actions are customizable and immediate which means you don’t have to swipe and click; you just swipe and the action is completed. The app gives you a few seconds to undo if you swiped by mistake. Unique to Outlook’s email app is that you can accept or decline etc. an invitation and choose to send a response or not the same you would be able to on the desktop version of outlook. It also auto-deletes the invite once you complete the acceptance action which is a more efficient way to manage your invitations. One last great feature for those of us that use keyboards with iPads; the shortcuts are a lot more intuitive and simpler than the Apple Mail app shortcuts. The only reason I gave it a 4 star is that you can’t drag and drop attachments from the emails into side-by-side apps or a side-by-side outlook new email that you are composing to someone else where you want to send selected attachments from a received email. This feature would make it a 5 star app!
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By The Virtual Graduate Assistant
    The app in general is fantastic; there is one major problem I have concerning emails not in my list of contacts. There are several emails that are either incorrect or are similar that auto correct in outbound emails. I want to know how to delete unwanted or no longer valid email addresses from my cue and the address book auto fill memory.
  • Adequate product Sep 13, 2021

    By outlookismediocre
    In looking through other reviews, I noticed several, many, reviews that stated how bad the product was but that showed 5 star ratings. ????? It is frustrating to sit and wait several seconds to have my inbox loaded each time I select outlook on iOS. I have reviewed settings and see no correction for that. Am I downloading messages online each time data wise? When moving a message from inbox, it would be nice to have predictive folders shown as on the desktop. I have three major folders that get a lot of messages and it is a frustration to scroll all over each time. My spouse uses Apple Calendar on her phone and we have trouble she invites me on an appointment. I have tried to clear that up but can’t. I would prefer the calendar app to be separate from the email to use in separate windows. Handling and setting up groups for emails is frustrating on all platforms. As I am now retired, I have no great operational demands that Mail can’t handle so I might just go back to that. Dropping MS Office would certainly save some money. The app is not “Bad”, just adequate. Certainly, it is no joy to use but does not cause too much pain-except for that one group of about ten days of email that was lost. Never found those suckers. 🚀 Update: 9/13 Still simply adequate. I have approached my host to find out if I can move all mail from outlook to Mail.
  • Sep 14, 2021

    By Orchid Braid
    It's not a bad app for the most part, but it has a weird habit of signing me out multiple times a day and asking me to re-sign in. Don't really mind that too much; figured it was a security measure. But the signing in window glitches out half the time. It opens and closes without actually asking for my password and then asks again that I sign in, then glitches again, then asks again minutes later. It'll spend HOURS doing that sometimes and it delays when I can actually access new emails.
  • User friendliness and efficiency needs improvement Oct 13, 2019

    By ritzoni
    So when you use gmail you can do a search and it will bring up emails specifically from the word you searched. For example, if you search for Apple Pay it will pull up emails from Apple Pay first. If you do the same search in outlook it will give you all emails that include those words as the sender, subject, mention, etc. This means you have to navigate through a list of unimportant emails to get to the one you want if you don’t give up in utter disappointment in the process. If that’s not frustrating enough when you write an email and it goes past a certain line you better hope you can type really well because you won’t be able to see past that line. I would have to stop scroll up and check the sentence, correct it blindly because it toggles back down where it can’t be seen and continue typing. So I started writing in other apps like gmail and forwarding it to outlook or doing a copy paste and forwarding it to my recipient if it was a longer message. That is not how I want to send my emails but outlook hasn’t seemed to be able to figure out how to make it work. Thus I have several apps for emails. Ugh
  • The App is Ok Aug 1, 2019

    By Bethdoodle
    The app has worked great since I got it last year, especially for school. But recently it’s stopped sending me notifications for some emails which has caused me to miss several emails and dead-lines. It’s too late for me at this point so please fix this issue. I don’t know if it’s because I had 2 inboxes from 2 different school emails or what, but this problem has caused me a lot of stress and I’d prefer it not happen in the future. Edit: The issue that I believed was originally occurring is not the only one. It appears the reason I am not getting notifications for emails is because these emails aren’t appearing in my inbox until days later. For example, several emails I received on the 30th of July did not appear in my inbox until today. I did not get any notifications for any emails on that 30th. This is really frustrating because I’ve received emails from university faculty who have been sending and requesting information and it is really creating a huge hassle for me and causing more stress than is needed. Maybe this is something I need to talk to my school about? If it is please let me know.
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Pavel Glazkov
    The application works well. Maybe a little slow, but works My review is to the Outlook in general The search works "so-so". If you write for example the domain name from the email address it can be found, but mostly no And every time I open my laptop after several hours, I receive a message with "unusual sign-in activity". I wrote a plenty messages to help, but their goal is to write answers but not to solve the question Choose another mail provider if you can... P.S. I have a paid subscription
  • Disjointed Functionality Jul 23, 2020

    By Phanoteus
    It seems that Outlook routinely "forgets" your mail accounts, even when using Microsoft's own Exchange-based accounts (Outlook, Hotmail). Why is this? Why does Outlook have to refresh all of your mail locally almost every time you open it? There will even be a numerical badge indicating unread messages, but when you open Outlook, you will be notified that Outlook has "found" accounts on your system (accounts that you have, of course, already added to Outlook) and you will be prompted to add these accounts again. The standard Apple iOS Mail app actually seems to manage Microsoft's own mail accounts better than Microsoft's email app. How can this be? Is Apple doing sometime here to hobble non-Apple email apps (as they do with non-Apple mobile browsers) or has Microsoft not been able to figure out how to develop native iOS applications? I'm inclined to think it's the latter, because other non-Apple email apps do seem to be able to retain email account continuity. It's a shortcoming only for the Outlook email client. I keep trying to use Outlook as a mobile email client for my Microsoft email accounts and I always end up uninstalling it and reverting to the Apple app or some other third-part email app. It's a shame, really. Google's Mail app works pretty well for Gmail. Microsoft's Outlook app doesn't work well for Microsoft email. What's going on here?
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Roger Johnson
    I love Outlook for my phone and PC, however the app is very glitchy on Chromebook, which is designed to run android apps. The app will not let me view individual accounts, but instead defaults to all accounts. I can view all emails from their for all accounts, but when sending mail, I have to remember to choose which aacount to send from. It also forces me to scan through all my emails just to find the emails from work, thus mixing them all together.
  • Aug 27, 2021

    By A Taner
    I have been using Outlook on Android for years for my Hotmail account. I have been happy with stability, speed and UX overall. However, recently (last few months) with the latest versions, things are not working as well. For instance, when I click on an email in Inbox, it display the header but not the content of the email. Trying it a few times eventually displays the email content. I see Microsoft pushing several updates during the last couple of months but this issue is still not fixed.
  • Extremely basic, can’t organize mail Mar 3, 2020

    By ggianop
    This is a terrible implementation of outlook. It’s only good for basic reading & writing of simple emails. I can’t manage folders other than the ability to create new folders at the top level of the folder hierarchy. I can’t create a hierarchy of folders. God forbid you used Outlook for windows to create a folder hierarchy in your mailbox; it can’t be edited, new folders can’t be created within this hierarchy, and there is NO WAY to delete any folders in this app. (The native Apple Mail app is more functional with this regard than MS’ own app.) The only other reason I’d use this app over Apple Mail client is to retain the ability to create other types of outlook / exchange documents in folders. But, alas, the authors have removed this feature too. No more notes, postings, or other document types. So now I have to email things to myself and move them into folders when I want to use exchange to organize my online documents & notes; and that means sending notes through email which is often a security risk I was never exposed to before. But, then again, since I can’t do folder Mgmt, I’m better off using Apple Mail so I can at least manage where and how I store my info with my folder hierarchy.
  • Only one month of storage? Seriously? Jul 26, 2020

    By Jeff DeWitte
    I don't know about the rest of you but I use this app on my iPhone for business. It has a very limited amount of storage space and I received quite a few emails. I'm only able to access emails dating back one month. No help from tech-support and I see that many others have suggested an improvement to the developers. No response. Typical Microsoft behavior. They will always think they're better and smarter than anybody else. Part of the problem is that they don't listen. That arrogance and lack of adaptation to changing behavior is what is making their company fade. The only way to access these older emails is to use the web-based browser on my desktop. This is an absolutely ridiculous alternative just simply having an app that would allow you to use local storage on your device to archive and back up your emails for easier access on the go. I'm not sure why they have such limited storage. I have tons of free storage using my yahoo email dating back to the late 90s! Absolute crap. If you can avoid this ridiculousness please find another email client to serve your business needs. And Microsoft - I hope you burn in hell.
  • Sep 2, 2021

    By Simon Chadbourne
    Frustrating that it used to read emails with no problems whatsoever. All of a sudden it can't display them. I have to leave the email, go back into it, leave it, go back into and maybe one more time, and it finally loads. This is an email app. It should be able to nail emails no problem. Hope Microsoft get off their arse and sort this out.
  • No drag and drop? Jul 3, 2020

    By Dvlrbbt
    Maybe I’m missing something here, but as far as I can tell Outlook does not allow dragging and dropping of files with either the Files app or Google Drive in split-view. The focus/other view is not well implemented, and often made seeing email harder rather than easier (although not being able to see an email is I guess a form of dealing with your inbox overload). There is an email filing integration with another web app I use that is available on the desktop version that is awesome, but unfortunately it appears that integration isn’t available on the ipad and ios versions (not Microsoft’s fault, it’s a third party integration, but really disappointing nonetheless). In the absence of a unique feature (i.e. some integration only available with Outlook) the other third party mail apps such as Spark or just the stock Apple mail app seem like much better choices for ipad and ios. I’m not sure why this app gets the overwhelmingly positive reviews both here and by tech reviewers online as it doesn’t really seem to be anything special and appears to be missing some core ipad and ios features, although again maybe i’m just missing something.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Shivani Kshirsagar
    Whenever I click on the email to open and read it, it takes too long to load the content of the email or the content doesn't appear at all after waiting too long. I have updated my app and also restarted my android phone,yet facing the issue. Would request developer team to look into this issue and resolve it.
  • Terrible for GSuite Accounts Jan 14, 2019

    By kw.squid
    I’ve been a dedicated user of this app for several years and have been pretty satisfied, until recently. I started a business, got a gsuite account for it, and when I started sending mail from iOS Outlook, all of the mail from the gsuite accounts would be routed to spam by my customers email providers. At first, I thought it must be my new email address...then I tried sending mail directly from gmail on safari. No problem - no emails routed to spam. Then I downloaded Edison mail (thinking maybe it’s a third party app thing?!) and sent an email. Again, no problem - no emails routed to spam. I tried iOS outlook again...and my email got sent to spam. I reported it to the customer service team, and they brushed it off saying it wasn’t their problem. I beg to differ if the emails I send from your app get flagged as spam by recipients and yet the exact same email sent by a different app isn’t flagged by spam...I think that is your problem! And to top it off, to tell me that they won’t do anything about it, is doubly annoying. I’m removing outlook from my phone and recommend anyone with business gsuite accounts to stear clear!
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Marsha Mervyn
    Was good long ago, then I realized that from mid this year I will get a notification that an email was received but when I go to the inbox it's not there. Comes in hours or days later. Then I uninstalled it and cannot reinstall, says error loading. So thank goodness for my tablet, I can access my mail there,but not on my phone.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Graham Foster
    Finding unread emails is a pain in the a$$e. The desktop app has a search which identifies new/unread emails in one place. The mobile app requires you to look through all your folders to find them manually. There's an option to view the read/unread emails in the folder itself, but the problem is you still need to look in EVERY folder to find your new/unread emails. This has been highlighted to Microsoft numerous times over several years by numerous people but ABSOLUTELY NOTHING has been done!?
  • I Hate This App Aug 31, 2021

    By Shots1229
    I was recently forced to switch over to the Outlook app from the native Apple Mail app by my office. Couldn’t be more disappointed. First, despite the fact that everything is set up to push new data, I will regularly open the app to watch a dozen or so new emails load right before my eyes. No notifications, no indication that I received new emails, nothing. And sometimes this can be a dozen or more emails at a time and from a half hour ago or more. Very frustrating. Then there’s the issue of the default email font, which is basically the most unpleasant looking and unprofessional font that could have been chosen, that cannot be changed. Next we have the calendar, which is the least intuitive layout I can imagine. I can never tell when I have things scheduled for any particular day, because it’s just a garbled mess. The layout in Apple’s Calendar app is much, much, much better. And adding items to the calendar is equally frustrating. Adding attachments to emails is always a fun little adventure, as you never know where or how it’s going to add them to the email. The whole point of being able to access email on your phone is that it’s supposed to be quick and convenient, and this app if far from either of those things. Honestly, I’m not even sure it’s worth improving this app, it would probably be better to scrap it and start all over. Save some time in the process and just copy Apple’s apps.
  • Sep 8, 2021

    By Ilan Cohn
    I have two accounts on my Outlook app (personal and professional). One of the two after some days or weeks stops working in that no new e-mails are added. I then delete the account and/or the app and download it once more. Most of the time i cannot add the second account (error message appears). This proces keeps repeating itself.
  • I'd give zero stars if I could Aug 24, 2021

    By All ears listener
    I dislike everything about this app. Sadly I have to use it for work. My biggest annoyance perhaps, is this: I see an alert in my iPhone notification center that there's a new email; I tap it; I wait about 10 seconds while the app opens. Finally, I see my inbox. Top of the list, there's the last email I've already read. But the new one––for which I just saw an alert––that's nowhere to be found! So I pull down, to refresh. Sometimes it refreshes to exactly what it just was, with no new message showing. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ONE I JUST SAW? When I've already read the first line of the message in the preview, at my notifications center! Where did it go? The app has obviously already LOADED the new message, if I've already read part of it! So why won't it show in my inbox? Sometimes, after I've refreshed, a few times, it will load, and then I can view the whole thing. But sometimes I have to close and re-open the app several times. And other times I have to go elsewhere and read my new message at a computer; it'll only show in my phone, hopefully within in the next day or so. AGAIN, I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT ISN'T VISIBLE IN MY INBOX FROM THE MOMENT I'VE OPENED THE APP! YOU'VE ALREADY SHOWN A PREVIEW IN MY NOTIFICATIONS CENTER, SO WHY DO I HAVE TO WAIT EVEN 10 SECONDS TO LOAD A NEW MESSAGE, LET ALONE A WHOLE DAY???
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Jay Zaal
    Major annoying glitches. 1. does not always delete messages or move to folder (which is annoyong when you mass select & delete from inbox) - it either keeps them there or reloads them. a restart fixes most of the time, but still wastes my time! 2. asks for password confirmation too often. 3. only loads part messages for about 50% of image-based--have to turn phone sizeways to scroll down. this is extremely frustrating, as i prefer locked vertical screen and horizontal viewing is inconsistent!!
  • Sep 7, 2021

    By David Cupp
    Wow. I have never been more disappointed. This app is so slow and buggy. I get notifications for new mail really quickly but if I tap the notification, the app takes about 2 minutes to load anything. And half the time it doesnt even load the correct email. When typing a reply, if you scroll back to see the body of the message you're responding to, it scrolls YOUR MESSAGE AWAY. Then I have to clear out of my keyboard to find my text box again. For a multi-BILLION $$ company, this app is trash.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Dimitar Shterionov
    I cannot login to my office365 account. We use office 365 for work and i like to have my emails and calendar on my phone. I have been using this app on my previous phone and it worked well. Now here i cannot log in! There is this spinning wheel that just keeps on spinning. I tried different options like specifying the provider (exchange 365) and then logging in, but it does not work. I contacted support but no one replied...
  • The only thing worse than this app is their customer service Jan 4, 2019

    By Coppercosmo
    I’m trying to use this app to access my work email from home. The app has continually deleted my entire inbox for no consistent reason I can figure out. I will open a new email and it will delete the email while I’m reading it and then my entire inbox. My inbox on my work computer will still be intact, but any email I attempted to open in the app will be missing. When I contacted customer service through the app they told me it simply wasn’t possible that the app was deleting emails and never responded again. When I attempted to email customer service on my work computer it said their customer service email address is undeliverable. I missed a very important email from my boss this morning while out sick, and even drove into work to try and see if I could access the email there to find nothing. I very well might loose my job over this and their customer service frankly does not care. If you can avoid using Microsoft (which I know is impossible) do all you can to stay away from them. They are a heartless company, and their substandard products will not only make your life hell, their customer service department seems to get joy out of your pain. If I could give them zero stars I would!
  • Sep 10, 2021

    By Simon Hanney
    What has happened to this previously OK app.. Its now slow, buggy... Inc you tap on the notification and it won't open the email... You cannot even print an email from the app... A whole load of important emails that I wrote and instructed it to send were then found in the drafts folder, despite clicking on the send button (on wifi at time). AVOID THIS RUBBISH APP

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